Dr. Carreira is pleased to share the news that he was recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the premier orthopedic journal. Together with his colleague, Brendan R. Emmons, Dr. Carreira shared the findings of a detailed and systemic review of the x-rays used in orthopedic exams. The article, The Reliability of Commonly Used Radiographic Parameters in the Evaluation of the Pre-Arthritic Hip: A Systematic Review, appears in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
X-Rays Are Important in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Injuries
According to the research conducted by Dr. Carreira and his colleague, X-rays are in fact a very fundamental part of orthopedic examinations. The imaging studies playing an important role in assisting doctors and medical professionals in making diagnoses. They also play a critical role in how physicians and surgeons decide appropriate treatments for their respective patients.
The purpose of this critical study and research project was twofold:
- to identify the current body of data available on the reliability of commonly used radiographic descriptors of the pre-arthritic hip; and
- to collate best practices and methodological pearls and pitfalls from the existing investigations that have explored the reliability of these radiographic measures.
In their research, Dr. Carreira and Mr. Brendan reviewed how the different findings on x-rays that can influence key medical decisions that doctors make when reviewing and treating in hip injuries and hip pain.
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